Lieutenants Lydia and Steve Spencer are keen to meet people in Warwick.
Lieutenants Lydia and Steve Spencer are keen to meet people in Warwick. Georja Ryan

Couple trades busy Sydney for relaxed Rose City life

LIEUTENANTS Steve and Lydia Spencer have traded the hustle and bustle of Sydney life for the Rose City, as they mould into their new roles with the Warwick Salvation Army Corp.

The couple and their children are excited to start their new adventure in Warwick, and said they were most anxious to get out into the community.

"For me, I like being able to go down town and talk to people by name and people have the time to stop and say hello, rather than just zooming past (like in the city)," Mr Spencer said.

"It's about being part of the community and getting out of Sydney."

Both have been studying for a Diploma in Theology and their Salvation Army Officership and are a few months from completion.

Mr and Mrs Spencer have spent the greater part of their lives involved with the Salvation Army.

"I was born into the army; my mum was always involved with it," Mrs Spencer said.

Mr Spencer said his involvement with the army spanned 31 years.

When they're not in uniform, Mr Spencer likes to get to the gym, stay fit and would never say no to a good cup of coffee.

Mrs Spencer enjoys scrap booking and cross-stitch and both are huge jazz fans.



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